By Scott D. Hallford , 18th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 01, 2007
Staff Sgt. Crystal Sheffield, weapons director, and Airman 1st Class Amber Hoedebeck, weapons director technician, 623rd Air Control Flight, on the job at Naha Air Base, Japan. They control the mission by using a Base Air Defense Ground Environment system (BADGE), providing command and control over aircraft with a 360-degree radius. They communicate with pilots, providing time-critical information in order to accomplish the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Steven Nabor)
Tech. Sgt. Connie Brent (left) and Maj. Charles Dennison, both with the 623rd Air Control Flight, control ae Large Force Exercise (LFE) by using the Base Air Defense Ground Environment system. Sergeant Brent relays time- sensitive information to Maj. Dennison, the mission crew commander, where he controls the air space by guiding aircraft into different sections according to the mission plan.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Steven Nabor)